Sunday, June 11, 2017

Fragrance from the Herb Garden

Take a walk on a warm, summer day through your fragrant herb garden. What do you smell? What are your favorite aromas?  From sweet, citrusy lemongrass to the earthy fragrance of floral lavender — when it comes to summer herbs, this truly is the best time of year to enjoy lush green fragrance. Because herbal scents are always fan favorites, many candle makers have captured these scents to enjoy indoors as well. Using fine fragrance and essential oils, here are our favorite herbal inspired home fragrances:

One of our favorite offerings is what was previously known as the French Collection from Votivo (now included in the Votivo Aromatic Collection). This fragrance collection was comprised of scents reminiscent of what you would find in the French countryside. From St. Germaine Lavender, to Sumatra Lemongrass, to Rosemary Garden and Provencal Honey, there are some beautiful herbal notes to enjoy. These nature-inspired scents are available in both a 6.8oz candle and a reed diffuser that lasts for approximately 4 months. I love how purely natural these fragrances smell; pure and simple but with heightened sophistication.
If you’re looking for a fresh and revitalizing herbal fragrance, look no further than LAFCO’s Mint Tisane (Meditation Room) available in a candle, diffuser, diffuser refill, and bar soap. With bright notes of spearmint and peppermint, balanced with the spice of ginger and clove, this is the perfect energizing fragrance.
Invigorate your senses with the pure, fresh fragrance of mint, found in Produce’s Mint candle. Not only does Produce use a clean-burning soy wax, but these jars are perfect for reuse!
I’ve heard it said that you either love cilantro or hate it. Those who love the spicy, fresh fragrance will thoroughly enjoy Produce Cilantro.
On the rich, earthy side of herbal fragrances is rosemary, a perfect example of which can be found in Nomad from Aura. The pungent fragrance of rosemary is combined with earthy cedar and patchouli to create a warm and sultry masculine blend.
We’ve seen some pure, true-to-nature fragrances but its exciting to be able to enjoy blends that combine bright herbal notes with earthy or spicy to create a unique and enticing blend. NEST fragrances is known for creating sophisticated blends unrivaled by most. Moss and Mint, and Lemongrass and Ginger are not any different. Earthy in nature, you can smell the “green” of Moss and Mint, creating an environment like that of a cool, moist wooded forest. And while lemongrass can be found easily in home fragrance collections, NEST blends it with ginger, eucalyptus, thyme and sage to create a complex scent with a bite of spice.
Citrus is intensified in this bright fragrance from Archipelago Botanicals, with notes of lemongrass, yuzu, ginger, and sage. We love the impressive size of this candle as well! At 14 ounces, you will receive enjoyment for approximately 90 hours!
 Also part of the A.B. Home collection from Archipelago Botanicals, Lavande, exhibits the rich, herbal notes of lavender, made brighter with cyclamen and cucumber.
More citrus and less green, Lemongrass Verbena from Trapp, this sweet fragrance, with a hint of vanilla will certainly fulfill your desire for a bright citrus fragrance.

Sunlight, soil and scents! We hope you’ve found your fragrance favorite in our collection of best herbal inspired home fragrance. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Cool Down with Coconut

    Cool Down with Coconut

    When the weather heats up, we start clamoring for coconut candles.  And why not transform your home into a tropical oasis on a hot summer day? From sweet and creamy  — to fruity and fresh, here are our top-selling coconut fragranced candles.

    Archipelago Botanicals Fiji – Fresh


    If you are looking for something more along the lines of suntan lotion/coconut scent, this candle is for you. We detect a hint of cane sugar too and lemon zest also!

    Northern Lights Coconut Husk – Creamy


    Take the smell of the sea everywhere with Coconut Husk by Northern Lights. Warm coconut and almond milk with light citrus notes, make this a sweet, dreamy scent! Reminiscent of recycled glass found on the beach, all candles in this collection are part of the Tide Pool Line,  creating a relaxed atmosphere.

    NEST Ocean Mist and Sea Salt – Fresh

    White Tea and Luscious Coconut are combined in this NEST best-seller! A staff favorite, this candle is truly the most fragrant summer scent available. Fill any room with fresh summer fragrance notes! All candles in this collection meet the NEST standard for complexity of scent.

    Illume Coconut Milk Mango – Sweet


    We all deserve a break! This is your escape — in an affordably priced fragrance line. For under $30 dollars, Illume has crated an amazing line of summer fragrance featuring juicy mango, lush papaya and coconut milk. Fans of sweet, creamy fragrances will enjoy Coconut Milk Mango by Illume.

    Archipelago Pineapple Ginger – Fruity

    This distinctive blend of coconut, yuzu, pineapple and ginger will provide you with the illumination you need to transform any space to a sophisticaed blend of tropical fragrance.  Always clean-burning and with great fragrance throw — we highly recommend Archipelago candles.

    Simpatico Kashmir – Sultry 

    Peach, vanilla, jasmine, amber and coconut are blended together in this soy candle by Simpatico. 
    For an exotic fragrance, inspired by Indian culture — Kashmir, is a sultry fragrance, well crafted by the candlemakers at K. Hall Studios. If you’re looking for a woodsy, amber fragrance that will tease your senses — we highly recommend this candle!

    There’s no need to wait for your next vacation to enjoy a fresh, tropical experience! Bring a coconut scented candle home today for a treat you’ll be sure to enjoy.